Monday, October 6, 2008

Country Casserole

Country Casserole

from: Southern Plate

2 cups small shell pasta, cooked and drained
3 cups frozen mixed vegetables, cooked and drained
2 cups shredded cheddar, divided
One can French fried onions, divided
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup
¼ cup milk
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine everything in a large bowl, reserving half of the cheese and half of the onions for topping later. Spoon into 9x13 casserole dish. Bake for twenty five minutes. Top with remaining onions and cheese, bake until cheese is melted, about five minutes more.
Freezing options: Instead of freezing this in your casserole dish, simply spoon it into a gallon ziploc bag. Lay the bag flat so that it will thaw out quicker and place it in your freezer. On the day you want it, take it out the night before and refrigerate or place in fridge that morning.If you forget to do all of this, no sweat! Just microwave the bag until it thaws just a bit, pour into your casserole, and bake! To bake a casserole that is still frozen, simply place in the oven while the oven preheats. This allows the casserole to thaw quickly and then bake to perfection!


Anonymous said...

MMMMMMMMMMMM I'd love to try this one!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, yum!!! This looks awesome Mandi! :)

Brie said...

For some reason this makes me think of a pot pie! Looks yummy:)))

Chocolate Shavings said...

What a great heart-warming dish!

Prudy said...

What a great fast dinner. I'm really eyeing that garlicky pizza. I love all these warm and hearty dinners I'm seeing.